Being a Harley girl, I’ve always worn leather jackets when riding, but recently on a four day girls bike trip I road tested the Cortech LRX Air 2 Ladies Jacket and was extremely impressed. I think what surprised me the most was that an armored jacket could be so comfortable, look feminine and that even in 90° I could stay cool wearing the mesh outer shell.
The first thing I liked about this womens motorcycle jacket is that it has three layers. I tend to be cold when riding, so having a quilted liner and a waterproof/windproof liner to mix & match with the mesh shell, was perfect for me. They are easy to zip in/out and have color coded tabs so you can quickly match up the snaps when re-installing the liners. While riding in the mountains, with the temps ranging from 70° – 90° I was comfortable with just the Armor Link 3 Mesh shell. I didn’t sweat in the hot sun and as some of you know, on very hot days having some type of jacket or long sleeved shirt on is imperative to keeping you from getting dehydrated. The day we left to come home it was only 60° out so I zipped in both liners and they kept me warm the entire ride. Unfortunately we hit a sudden rain shower, but fortunately I had the waterproof liner in so my upper torso kept dry and warm during that 45 minutes of riding. That made a huge difference because my muscles didn’t tense up, which allowed me to continue riding in comfort, well as comfortable as you can be riding in rain!
Beside being super versatile, the Cortech LRX Air 2 Ladies Jacket has CE rated armor which is a first for me. I was worried that it would be bulky and annoying but surprisingly within a few minutes I didn’t even notice it. It’s very streamlined, so I didn’t look like a guy and it’s removable if you prefer to take it out. The armor in the shoulders and elbows was very pliable and the back pad is articulated so I didn’t notice it when riding. There’s also ballistic nylon over the impact areas to provide you with greater abrasion resistance if you do happen to go down. When it was really hot out, I noticed my back was a little warmer due to the back pad but it wasn’t sweaty or uncomfortable at all.
I also love that this womens mesh jacket is very adjustable and shaped for the female body. When I took out the layers I was able to tighten up the jacket in the biceps & forearms to keep the armor in place. Plus the stretch panels on each hip along with the velcro tabs allowed me to get a precise fit while I was in riding position. I never felt restricted by this jacket and that is extremely important when you’re in control of an 700 lb motorcycle.
Overall, the airflow was fantastic, the versatile layers made all the difference and I’m converted, I will be riding in this ladies jacket as long as I can, depending on the temperature changes Mother Nature throws my way. Available in three colorways (Black/Pink, White/Silver, Black/White – note the Pink is much darker in person as you can see in the video) and 11 sizes (which includes plus & tall sizes) this Cortech Jacket is perfect for all types of riding needs. Now, if you prefer a textile jacket the Cortech LRX Series 3 Womens Jacket is made very similar but may suit your needs better, so check it out. I also had the opportunity to road test the Cortech DX 2 Womens Gloves which were a great compliment to the jacket and I loved them. Take a gander at the video below for a closer look and let us know if you have any comments or questions about this jacket or any Cortech gear piece and we’d be happy to help you out.
Icon has a reputation for creating top of the line, cutting edge, tough motorcycle gear and the Icon Device Leather Jacket and the Icon Device Touchscreen Long Gloves are no different.
Icon Jackets are known to be durable and constructed of 1.4 mm premium cowhide, the Icon Device Leather is sure to hold it’s own if you happen to hit the pavement. The removable Icon Field Armor in the shoulders and elbows will protect your upper half, while the dual density back pad will keep your spine safe. A removable insulated vest liner will help you adjust to the temperature changes, while stretch panels on this sport fit motorcycle jacket will give you mobility while riding.
These gauntlet styled Icon Gloves will help keep the wind out of the cuffs of your jacket and keep your fingers warm. Made with a double layered palm, these leather riding gloves have a special Touchtec® material that allows you to use all your touchscreen devices without removing your gloves. Articulated and protected knuckles allow for flexibility, while a velcro strap keeps the Icon Device Touchscreen Gloves snug on your hands. To check out all the great riding gear by Icon, go to our website and do some browsing. Let us know if you have any questions, as we are happy to help you find just the right gear for your riding needs.
Ladies if you’re looking for a top quality durable riding jacket that offers all season wear, the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Womens Jacket is definitely worth looking at. I will give you a brief written overview, but please check out the video below where I show you all the fine details of this great motorcycle jacket.
The outer shell of this jacket is constructed of a Hypertex™, which is a completely waterproof and breathable material. To increase the abrasion resistance of the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Womens Jacket, the impact areas are covered in a 640 denier nylon. To protect you from that dreaded impact there is D30 Armor in the shoulders and elbows, which is a soft pliable molded armor when not in use, but hardens on impact to protect you in a crash. An EVA Foam back pad has been placed along your spine to keep that safe also. With a removable quilted liner and several vents strategically placed you can stay warm or cool off as Mother Nature demands. Storage space is in abundance and there are multiple adjustments throughout so you can get the precise fit for your body. Features abound in this fantastic all season riding jacket, so I can’t emphasize enough, please watch the video where I point all the details out. Also a mens version of the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Mens Jacket is available, so if he’s interested check it out at on our website.
Icon is known for creating top of the line motorcycle gear and this new bold collection is no exception. The Icon Anthem Mesh Jacket matched with the Icon Anthem Mesh Pants and the Icon Anthem Mesh Gloves will protect you from head to toe while riding.
All three of these gear pieces are constructed with a tough Fighter Mesh so you can get optimal air flow while cruising down the highway. The Icon Anthem Mesh Jacket not only has the mesh material but has incorporated tough ballistic panels in impact areas to give you more abrasion resistance if you slide down the road. There’s removable Icon Field Armor which is CE rated in the shoulders and elbows, plus a dual density foam back pad to provide you with the impact protection you need. A relaxed fit and stretch panels offer flexibility while riding, while a removable insulated wind resistant liner helps you adapt to the changes in temperature.
To keep the lower half of your body safe, the Icon Anthem Mesh Overpants have the same durable materials as the jacket and are made to fit over your jeans. The Icon Field Armor in the knees is removable, has three pocket positions so you can fit it to your body and is CE rated, so your knees will be safe in the event of an accident. Stretch material, strategically placed in these riding pants provides you with movement and a ratchet styled waist closure gives you a proper fit.
To complete your look, lets take a look at these cool mesh motorcycle gloves. Sporting a goatskin palm and a mesh back hand, along with leather finger gussets, they will keep your hands from sweating while providing protection. A velcro wrist closure keeps the Icon Anthem Mesh Gloves snug at the wrist and the pre-curved design allows for a great fit. Check out the video below to get a closer look at the impressive Icon Anthem Gear.
The Firstgear Contour Womens Jacket is a form fitting textile jacket that is perfect for mild weather riding. With several great features, we’re sure you will like the looks as well as the protection you get in this womens motorcycle jacket.
Constructed of a Hypertex™ material, that is fully waterproof yet breathable, this tough 600 denier poly provides great abrasion resistance. Along with that you also get impact protection from CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows, as well as an EVA foam spine pad. Several vents in the Firstgear Contour Womens Jacket offer superior airflow through the jacket to keep you cool when the sun is shining, while a storm flap along the front zipper helps keeps the rain out. Multiple pockets allow you to stash your stuff, while a zipper has been integrated so you can hook your favorite riding pants to the back of this textile jacket. Reflective piping keeps you visible at night and soft material along the cuffs/collar are comfy against your skin. Available in sizes S – 2X, in your choice of Silver/Black or solid Black, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this riding jacket. If you’re looking for something just slightly different, Firstgear has a wide variety of jackets available to suit all your riding needs.